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post #7 of Old 09-06-2013
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Re: Biggest Boat

Amazingly enough this will not be the biggest ship ever built. The ULCC's of the 70's and 80's topped out at over 1500 feet! They would take up a quarter of the horizon if they were within a few miles of you.

The world's largest supertanker was built in 1979 at the Oppama shipyard by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. as the Seawise Giant. This ship was built with a capacity of 564,763 DWT, a length overall of 458.45 metres (1,504.1 ft) and a draft of 24.611 metres (80.74 ft).[35] She had 46 tanks, 31,541 square metres (339,500 sq ft) of deck, and at her full load draft, could not navigate the English Channel.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.

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